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Stunning Views from Waterfront Log Cabin With Fireplace On The Chesapeake Bay

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Waterfront Log Cabin with Cozy Fireplace for Spring Days On The Chesapeake Bay

Direct water views! A log cabin, in a forest, on a cliff, on the water. How cozy is that?

This spring get cozy and come enjoy stunning views from this waterfront log cabin home with a large stone fireplace on the Chesapeake Bay! Enjoy a crackling fire while gazing at a direct view of the water. Just about one hour from Washington DC, the large windows and full deck let you enjoy the view in comfort. The perfect weekend or Spring getaway place, especially with the cozy fireplace going.

Be active or just relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. It's on a cliff approximately 60 feet high, yet a short walk down the street to the beach. Stroll the beach and enjoy the excitement of searching for fossilized shark's teeth that have washed up from the Bay. Walk the paths in the community or the trails in a nearby land trust and enjoy the scenic natural beauty. Visit local museums and historical sites. Eat at local restaurants or prepare your own food and dine on the deck enjoying the waterfront view.

The coziness of a log cabin with the comfortable amenities of a modern furnished home (newly installed air conditioning and heating system in March 2018, Cable TV with TiVo DVR, WiFi, sleeps 3 with 2 more on a sofa bed). Renters can enjoy the community's swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts when open, operational and in season (no guarantee of availability is made).

There is a level path from the parking area into the main floor of the cabin - no steps to impeed your walk.

The cleaning fee includes professional cleaning after your departure. Some pets allowed. Contact owner for details.

No events or parties, please. Just enjoy yourself in this quiet and scenic cabin located directly on the Chesapeake Bay.

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

What makes this cabin unique

Cozy. Nature. Beauty. Water. Wildlife. Rustic but with modern amenities. On a Cliff, on the water, in a forest. Family gatherings on Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. More memories from my childhood than I can count. Come and enjoy.


Port Republic Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Fold-Out Couch - 1 queen , Living room sofa folds out into a very comfortable bed.
    Upstairs Bed Alcove - 1 twin/ single , In an alcove on the upper level, with a direct water view.
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 king , Can be made into a king bed or two twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Relax at the cabin and enjoy the natural beauty and surroundings. Go on hikes or look for shark teeth fossils at the beach. Washington DC is approximately an hour away and offers many educational and historic sites. Calvert county, where the cabin is located, has museums, hiking trails and restaurants.


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Stunning Views from Waterfront Log Cabin With Fireplace On The Chesapeake Bay
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews

A cozy cabin in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our second stay at this cabin. We enjoyed the easy access to the beach to look for shells and shark's teeth. There's also very easy access to hiking trails associated with the American Chestnut Land Trust. "Early" risers can see the sun come up from the Chesapeake Bay waters. Going out to dinner generally meant driving about 20 minutes south to Solomons, but there's lots of nice restaurants there.

Overall, we highly recommend this location. Scientists' Cliffs, which this cabin is part of, is a tranquil haven and a not-too-difficult drive from the Washington, DC or Baltimore area. You'll be happy you visited

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabin Stay

  • 3 of 5

The cabin is centrally located between Prince Frederick and Solomon Island. I was there during the winter months and not much to do in the area for this time of year, but here for work so it was ok. The best thing about the place is the view and sunrise on the bay in the morning which can be pretty spectacular. Movies, restaurants and hiking trails nearby. The cabin it self has quite a few quirks and some things need to be over looked, like the wine cork holding the shower head in the down stairs bathroom in place. The heat can be tricky but once you get it set its ok but drafty on windy days. The cable tv service has numerous channels to select from and the tivo came in handy for recording the Olympics while there, though the HD channels do not come in well and I reset the system via Comcast/xfinity several times. They would be ok for a day or so and then go crappy again. The kitchen has some issues as well. The oven was so greasy that I could not use it until the CLEAN cycle was ran and that is not fun to do in the winter as you have to open doors for ventilation or you will be smoked out. I also ended up donating an inexpensive cook set as I will not use pans that have the Teflon or enamel scratched off.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cabin does offer spectacular waterfront views of the Chesapeake Bay, especially at sunrise, along with access to hiking trails, movies and restaurants. You’re close to nature when you’re staying there, and a warm fire adds to the cozy feeling. I’m sorry, though, that other aspects of the cabin didn’t fully meet your needs. I believe all of the HD channels are fine now. A new heat pump system was installed on both floors on March 8th for improved heating and air conditioning, the kitchen was cleaned again, and the shower head is being replaced the week of March 20th. My housekeeper and maintenance person live in the area and can respond readily to concerns once I’m made aware of them. I encourage all of my guests to let me know immediately when an issue arises, as I would not want it to persist for the remainder of their stay. I am very responsive when notified of problems, as my goal is for everyone to have a terrific stay at the cabin.
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Laurel MD

Great views and peaceful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

It is a cozy cabin getaway with spectacular bay view. This view in the photo is exactly what you get- sunrises and sunsets are gorgeous, photogenic, inspiring, and calming. There are no buildings between you and the bay- the view is fantastic. We wanted a quiet winter vacation surrounded by nature and that's what we got. Brett gives you all the info you need to get the most out of your stay- great communication and very easy to work with. The sun room is perfect for a breakfast sunrise view, and the fireplace keeps things toasty into the evening.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad the gorgeous views of sunrises and sunsets on the Chesapeake Bay met your expectations! Crisp winter days with a fire in the fireplace can be especially cozy. I'm so glad you and your little dog had such a great time, even walking down on the teach. Come stay again!
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A Southern Maryland gem on the Chesapeake

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 9 day stay at this unique and comfortable log cabin overlooking the Chesapeake Bay and nestled in a lovely, off the beaten path Southern Maryland community. It exceeded our expectations for a rental home because of it's amenities, location, quiet community, charm, and interaction with the owner.

The owner was fully engaged from the time of booking and communicated with us frequently before, during, and after to ensure we had clear information about check in, use of the cabin features, and check out.

The cabin, while older, is very well appointed. It is very up to date in technology (TV, internet (yeah), heating controls, etc.). The décor is right on point for a "shore" cabin and reflects the pride of the owners and their interest in those who stay here. The views throughout the day were wonderful, from sunrise to sunset over the Bay. Walks along the shore looking for shark teeth and along the lanes surrounded by the fall foliage was relaxing and renewing.

The location provides easy access (15-25 minutes) to surrounding restaurants, shopping, grocery, museums, etc. We commuted easily to all of these and the additional locations we needed to visit friends and attend a wedding/reception.

We would recommend this for anyone looking for a great weekend get away or longer stay in Southern Maryland/Chesapeake area. We would love to stay here again when we travel to the east coast.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad your expectations were exceeded at my cozy waterfront cabin. It sounds like mother nature did her part with the sunrises, sunsets, waterview and finding fossilized shark's teeth on the beach. I hope you'll come stay again.
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Cozy Cabin with Incredible Views

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cabin offered us the perfect combination of relaxation and fun. The view of the bay from the deck is breathtaking. We spent much of our time at the cabin on the deck, watching sunrises, listening to the waves, watching eagles, and gazing at stars on clear nights. The cabin is in the perfect location for doing many fun things. On our way in, we did a short hike at the American Chestnut Land Trust and stopped to talk about organic gardening techniques with a volunteer at the Double Oak Farm. We spent a day at Point Lookout and at the Calvert Marine Museum on Solomons Island, where we got to tour a lighthouse and watch otters play. Watching the otters was such a joy. This was one of the best vacations we've ever had and we only had to drive an hour from home. We didn't want to leave and wished we had booked a longer stay. Thank you Brett, for letting us stay at your gem of a cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that mother nature put on a great display for you as you relaxed on the cabin's waterfront deck. You visited some of the best attractions in the area, too. Hiking the local trails is a fun way to enjoy nature. The lighthouse at the Calvert Marine Museum is also a big local favorite, and the otters there usually do put on a good show. I hope you'll come stay again.
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Wonderful home. Great views of the Bay. Hiking opportunities from the house.

  • 5 of 5

We saw bald eagles and container ships from the deck. Lots of nooks and crannies in the house to explore plus books and momentos from around the world. The Navy Cabin definitely will remain a favorite of our many vrbo experiences.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad the wildlife and interesting shipping on the Chesapeake Bay showed up for you to see, and you got some great hiking in as well. Please come stay again.
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Washington National Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Down and around in front of the cabin
Car: necessary

Here's some information on a nearby land preserve that has hiking trails and helped preserve the natural beauty of the area:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Pet Fee $110
Damage Insurance $79

Upon acceptance of a rental, I'll email you a rental agreement and the rental rules. These will need to be signed and returned. The house key and address will be provided to you one week before your rental starts.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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